Kenya Relaxes Covid-19 Burial Protocols, Ends Months of Stigma

Public health officials assisting in the burial of Covid-19 victims, will no longer be required to wear full white hazmat suits as has been the case in the last six months. Family members will now be allowed to handle the bodies and conduct final rites in accordance with their culture. This ends months of agony and stigma for affected families, when the guidelines were issued in March, 2020. The country's Covid-19 death toll has risen to close to 600 and it has 37,218 confirmed cases.

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Health officials in protective clothes bury the body of Anthony Waswa on May 19.

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